How picturesque should journalism be?
"Three times a week, a truck putters 45 miles south from a farm in Sonoma County, headed for Berkeley's North Shattuck neighborhood, filled with plump, corn-bred, nine-week-old ducks." - John W. Cox
For a lede this was slightly deceiving. I was expecting a focus on the animals themselves. It isn't until the end of the second paragraph Alice Waters is introduced. This profile is very descriptive, which I thought nice. You can almost smell and see the foods and people he writes about. Those are things that make a great story, but I wonder isn't it excessive for journalism, where fact takes precedence over all other aspects.